Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Iowa State Improved Stock-Breeders' Association

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Iowa State Improved Stock-Breeders' Association

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...the Texas men will be a unit in sustaining any request that representative of our more northern ranges may make in order to protect northern range cattle from splenic fever. The Texas men have been greatly injured by the prevalance of fever among northern cattle this summer, for the reason that it has caused our friends in the northwestern states and territories, to check, for the time being, the movement of Texas cattle. This had the efiect of causing cattle that were on sale on the open market in Dodge City, to be sold at three or four dollars per head less than they sold for last season, and this, too, at atime when the present market for beeves and the prospective market for next year, would have justified northern buyers in paying last year's prices; added to these losses, our Texas friends have sustained even greater losses in the very general depreciation of their stock cattle on home ranges. Prices of stock cattle in Texas have for some years largely depended upon the prices for which they are sold on the open market in Dodge City, and the quarantine against Texas cattle, together with the low price at Dodge City previously referred to, have caused stock cattle in Texas to depreciate in price from three to five dollars per head. In Palo Pinto county, Texas, where I have some interests and am well posted as to cattle matters, stock cattle which have sold at $20 per head for the past two seasons, can now be bought at $15 per head. Estimating that Texas has 5,000,000 head of stock cattle, a depreciation of four dollars per head in value would make the enormous sum of $20,000,000 temporarily wiped out of existence. You can readily see that Texas people, for the reasons stated, are greatly interested in having strong national...show more

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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 522g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866169
  • 9781236866165